Winter may be the coldest time of the year, where all you want to do is snuggle up on the couch and watch a good movie, but last Saturday night this was all thrown out the window, because here at Baxter Barn, we hosted potential and current brides at our venue, for a pop up Reception! The guests swapped blankets for warm winter coats, take out for a cocktail experience, slippers for boots and a movie for live music.
We decided to put on the event, so that couples could try before they buy. They got the opportunity to come and see what having your wedding at Baxter Barn is like, and what better way to decide whether a venue is right for you, then to try it out first! Pauline and Wayne from Woops a daisy floristry decked the place out with flowers, lights and even had a mock up bridal bouquet and flower crowns for the girls (or boys!) to have a look at.
The night started with a casual walk around the property, before coming into the barn and feasting on the new antipasto grazing table (now available) filled with dried fruits, nuts, cheese, bread, meat, fresh fruit and grilled vegetables. Imagine having your guests walk into this at your wedding!
We followed this with the full cocktail experience, while Jimmy entertained the guests and performed live. The first 2 hours of roaming canapes were served by our amazing wait staff, which was then, followed by the BBQ hour, where the chef came out and cooked in front of the guests. Flame tricks warmed up the night, while food aromas filled the air.
Because apparently there wasn’t enough food already (there is always room for dessert), we ended the night with our dessert grazing table (also available now). Piled high with vanilla bean panna cotta with a raspberry coulis and biscuit crumble, white chocolate mousse topped with a Belgium chocolate and coconut rough, Eton mess with fresh berries, citrus tarts, mini sticky date pudding, chocolate brownies and so much more! All the amazing food was prepared and cooked by Going Gourmet.
Drinks were flowing at the bar, dancing took place and food comas were had. All in all, it was a very successful night! We can’t wait to do another one in the future!
Thank you to all our amazing suppliers for helping us out on the night!
Catering – Going Gourmet
Styling – Woops a daisy
Music – Jimmy and Nikki
Photobooth – Shannon and Natalie
Photography – Ashleigh Haase
Written by – Lucette